Aretha Franklin: “This Will Never Happen Again…”

arethaThe Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is looking amazing these days! The 85 lb weight loss that she went through after her recent health scare does her body good. She was recently spotted by Kiss Detroit, performing at the Detroit at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston and she’s still flaunting her slimmer figure!

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When asked how she’s maintaining her weight loss, the 73-year-old legend said, “I have diabetes, really, from years ago when I was really badly and grossly overweight. Now, I’m back to my natural size and thrilled about it.” She has stated that being over weight will never happen again.

Aretha has struggled with her weight throughout her life, underwent surgery in 2010 for an undisclosed ailment. After being hospitalized, Aretha completely changed her lifestyle and lost 85 lbs. in 2012. At the time, she said on The View, “I feel wonderful, I’ve got more energy, I’ve changed my diet, going to Whole Foods now, getting the best stuff … Dropped the chitlins, drop the ham hocks, getting some — I won’t say better food, I’ll say other food.”